Hoffmann, Professor: Later Magic
©1904 Dutton & Co., 1st Edition; 2nd edition, 1911, Dutton & Co.; 3rd edition, 1925, Dutton & Co.; etc.
Hardbound, 738 pages
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Later Magic
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Comments (Lybrary.com) "It is the third volume of the Hoffmann trilogy. The 1911 edition was expanded by almost 200 pages with the chapters 'New Miscellaneous Tricks' and 'Recollections of Hartz the Wizard'. This expanded 1911 edition is what you will get here. This book was rated one of the ten basic books for a working library of conjuring by H. Adrian Smith, historian, collector and owner of the largest private magic library in his time."

Note: editions are also available from Dover Publications and in the public domain.


iii Preface
iv Introduction

2 Chapter I: The Conjurer's Dress, and Contrivances in Connection Therewith
2 The Coat
4 The Vest
5 The Trousers
6 Removable Pochettes
8 The Shirt-Cuffs
10 A Trick with the Ordinary Shirt-Cuff
12 The Hat

16 Chapter II: Appliances and Expedients of General Utility
16 Various Forms of the Servante
17 Bag Servantes
18 Methods of Fixing
19 A New Form of Portable Servante
20 The "Premier" Servante
24 The Revolving Servante
25 The Vest Servante
28 The Conjurer's Cigar-box
30 A Special "Trap"
33 Improved "Pulls"
33 Willmann's Vanisher
35 The Flying Ring
37 The "Lightning" Vanisher
39 Improvements in the Direct, or Non-Mechanical Pull
40 Guides, for Use with Pulls
42 The Glass with Mirror Partition
46 Different Forms of the Glass
47 Illustrations of its Uses
49 Contrivances for "Passing Off"
50 The Hartz Bottle
50 The Hartz Matchbox
52 The Hartz Pistol
53 Another Form of Pistol for the Same Purpose
54 The "Excelsior" Clip
55 The Smoke Apparatus
60 A Magical Explosive
61 Suggestions for its Use
62 The Spider
67 The "Multum-in Parvo" Vanisher
68 The Hartz "Hook," for Working Mechanical Pieces
71 The Magic Bell
73 The Crystal Cash-box
74 The Bird-Cage
77 Change (or Load) from Back of Assistant
78 The Pneumatic Sucker
81 The Ball Clip
81 The Velvet Changing Bag

85 Chapter III: A Special Table, and Some Tricks Performed by its Aid
85 The Heller and De Vere Table
92 The Bottomless Tumbler
94 Tricks Performed by the Aid of the Above Table
94 Concatenation Extraordinary
98 A Simpler Method, with the Mirror Glass
99 Devant's Method
100 The Rose in the Glass

102 Chapter IV: The Magic Wand, and Tricks Therewith
102 The Production of the Wand
102 From the Sleeve
103 From the Purse
104 From Decanter on Table
105 The Self-supporting Wand
105 Introductory Patter
108 Various Methods of Suspension
112 The Wand Supported without any Mechanical Aid
113 The Rapping Wand
116 The Auto-gravity Wand
118 The Climbing Ring
120 The Rising and Falling Wand
121 Various Methods
122 Special Wands for Various Purposes
122 Wands for the Production of Handkerchiefs
126 How to Change the Wand into a Handkerchief
130 A Wand for the Production of Cigars
132 The "Swallowing" Wand

134 Chapter V: Tricks With Watches
134 Methods for Obtaining Secret Possession of a Watch
134 The Paper Bag (Various Kinds)
138 Wrapping in Paper
140 The Alpaca Bag
142 "Exchanging" a Watch (Various Methods)
145 The American Vanisher
146 A New "Palm" for Watches
148 The Noisy Watch-winder
149 An Improved "Repeater"
150 To Reproduce a Borrowed Watch in Any One Selected of a Number of Boxes
152 A Lost Watch Found in Performer's Purse
154 Another Method
156 A Borrowed Watch Changed to a Lemon
157 A Borrowed Watch Reproduced from a Glass of Milk
162 A Watch Fired from a Pistol, Attaching Itself to a Borrowed Hat
163 A Novel Watch Trick
165 Watch It!
167 Another Method
172 The Locked and Corded Boxes
173 The Old Method
174 The Writer's Own Method
176 The Hartz Method
180 The De Vere Method
183 The Flight of Time

189 Chapter VI: Tricks With Rings
189 Exchanging the Ring
191 To Catch Rings on the Wand
194 A Borrowed Ring Found in a Potato
196 The Ring and the Card
198 The Mystic Glove and Rings
199 The Old Method
199 The Hartz Method
204 The Wedding Ring and Flag

207 Chapter VII: Tricks With Handkerchiefs
207 The Recommendations of the Handkerchief for Magical Purposes

209 Section I - The Magical Production of Handkerchiefs
209 The False Finger
214 The False Thumb
215 The Finger Shell and False Palm
216 The Rubber Band
217 Production from Bend of Elbow
217 Production from the Trouser-Leg
218 The Hand-Box
219 The Cache
220 The Hamley Handkerchief Ball
222 Production from the Wand
222 Production from a Match-Box
223 The "Monarch" Handkerchief Producer
224 Clips for Handkerchiefs
225 A Novel Method of Production

226 Section II: The Multiplication of Handkerchiefs
226 From the Sleeve
227 Conradi's Multiplying Tube
228 A Simple Appliance for Handkerchief Multiplication
229 Black, Red, and White
232 Handkerchief Multiplication on a Larger Scale
234 Stillwell's Handkerchief Act
238 Simultaneous Production of a Desired Number of Handkerchiefs
239 Handkerchiefs Increasing in Size as well as Number
240 A Special Method of Producing the First Handkerchief

241 Section III: Colour-Changing Tricks
241 The Inventors of the Colour-Change
242 Various Methods of Colour-Changing
242 The Conradi Tube
242 Sundry Appliances for Colour-Changing
244 Roterberg's Colour-Change
246 Marcellin's Colour-Change
247 Colour-Changing by the Aid of a Paper Tube
248 The Elementary Method
252 Willmann's Colour-Change
256 A Six-fold Colour-Change
258 To Change the Colour of a Handkerchief by Merely Drawing it Through the Hand
260 The Brass Tube, with Sliding Cup, for Colour-Changing
262 Willmann's "Metropolitan Railway" Trick

268 Section IV: Methods of Vanishing a Handkerchief
268 The Rubber Ring
269 A New Handkerchief Vanisher
270 Roterberg's Vanisher, and Passes Therewith
273 Another Method of Using the Vanisher
275 The "Eau de Cologne" Bottle
277 A Handkerchief Changed to a Billiard-Ball
278 An Ingenious Device to Facilitate the Palming and Vanishing of a Handkerchief
279 The Glass Ball, for Changing a Handkerchief to a Billiard-Ball
279 The Nickel Tube for Vanishing a Handkerchief
281 Improved form
283 The Nickel Tube with Pull
284 The Vanish from a Paper Cylinder
284 The "Lamp-Chimney" Vanish
287 To Vanish Four Handkerchiefs Simultaneously

290 Section V: Methods of Reproducing a Vanished Handkerchief
290 Reproduction Beneath a Soup-Plate
292 Reproduction from a Sealed Envelope
294 Two Vanished Handkerchiefs Reproduced from a Nest of Three Envelopes
297 The Drum-Head Tube
299 Reproduction from a Candle
299 Buatier de Kolta's Method
302 The Glass Box, for Reproducing a Handkerchief

303 Section VI: Miscellaneous Handkerchief Tricks
303 Devant's Handkerchief Trick
315 The Hat and Handkerchief
317 The Closed Glass Tube (L'Etui en Cristal)
319 The Handkerchief Cut and Restored (Modern Method)
320 The "Marvellous Metamorphosis" Silver Cylinder
322 A Handkerchief Changed to Paper Ribbons
323 A Handkerchief Transformed into Paper Shavings
326 The Egg and Handkerchief Trick (Modern Methods)
327 D'Alvini's Egg and Handkerchief Trick
329 Egg, Handkerchief, and Onion
331 The very Latest Egg and Handkerchief Trick
333 Handkerchiefs Turned into a Snake
335 Hartz's Method
335 The Dancing Handkerchief
335 Parlour Method
336 Stage Method
338 Right and Left
341 The Flying Handkerchiefs
344 The Shower of Sweets (Improved Method)
345 A Postscript

349 Chapter VIII Flag Tricks
349 Bertram's Flag Trick
351 Flags and Paper Shavings
352 Flags Converted into Silken Streamers
353 The Production of Flags on Staves Complete
357 The Flag and Worsted Ball
361 Devant's "Transvaal Flag" Trick

366 Chapter IX Tricks With Gloves
366 "Vanishing" the Gloves
368 The Glove Passed into the Wand
369 A White Glove Changed to a Black One
371 Glove-Dyeing by Magic
376 The Damaged Glove and Lady's Stocking
378 A Glove Conjured into a Nut, Egg, Lemon, and Orange
385 Dr. Avon's Glove Trick

390 Chapter X Tricks With Eggs
390 The Celluloid Egg
391 The Self-Balancing Egg
392 The Egg-cup, for Vanishing an Egg
394 An Improved Egg-Holder
396 The Magical Production of Eggs
399 Production of Eggs from the Mouth
401 Bellachini's Method
403 A Smashed Egg Vanished from a Handkerchief
405 The Diminishing Egg
405 To Vanish an Egg from the Hand
407 A Special Egg Vanisher
409 The Wandering Eggs
412 Another Method
417 New Egg and Tumbler Trick
418 An Illustration of Free-Trade Principles
425 Eggs from Nowhere, and Back Again
426 An Egg-Laying Hat
429 A Novel Egg-Bag Trick
432 The Ribbon-Producing Egg
434 The Bewitched Orange

438 Chapter XI Tricks with Hats
438 To Cut a Piece out of a Hat, and Restore it
440 A Glass of Wine in a Hat
444 The Mesmerized Hat
447 A Billiard Cue Produced from a Hat
448 Methods of Loading a Hat
450  Various Productions from Hat
450 Half a Dozen Babies
451 Alarm Clocks
453 Flower-Balls
454 Bouquets
455 The Garland of Oak-leaves
456 A Cake Baked in a Hat (Improved Method)
459 The Wandering Oranges
463 A Glass of Wine Passed Visibly through the Crown of a Hat
468 The Vanished Cannon-Ball

471 Chapter XII Miscellaneous Tricks
471 The Afghan Bands
473 The Chinese Paper-Tearing Trick
474 The Original Form of the Trick
475 Various Methods of Performing it
478 Ellis Stanyon's Method
483 Maurice Garland's Method, with Colour-Change
484 The Melting Coin (Improved)
490 The Great Dictionary Trick
497 My Friend in Thibet
502 The Flying Thimble
502 The Original Trick
506 The Thimble and Paper Cone
506 The Patriotic Thimble
508 The Multiplying Thimble
513 The Vanishing Thimbles
514 The Changing Dice
515 Improved Methods
519 Chameleon Water
522 Rainbow Water
525 The Magic Organ Pipes (Le Souper du Diable)
531 New Method
538 Devant's Jar of Water and Hat
544 Devant's Bag of Mystery

557 Chapter XIII New Miscellaneous Tricks
557 The Rice and Water Trick
566 The Vanishing Rice
568 Tao Li Tao, The Chinese Mystery
571 Balloons from a Hat
573 To Discover and Pocket (before Asking any Question) the Card Thought of by a Spectator
574 A New Purse Trick
576 A Silk Handkerchief Changed into a Flag
578 The Changing Handkerchief Boxes
581 The Demon Digits
583 The Acrobatic Cards
585 The Ball of Wool Trick (Improved)
591 The New Card Frame
595 Outwitting the Conjurer
598 The Great Book Mystery
602 The Crystal Balls (Improved Method)

614 Chapter XIV Recollections of Hartz the Wizard
614 Biographical Notice
625 A Devil of a Hat
648 The Inexhaustible Handkerchief
655 The Improved Money Column
659 The Multiplication of Money
662 The Mysterious Addition
666 The Inverted Glass of Water
669 The Multiplying Billiard Ball
672 The Dematerialized Glass of Water
686 Card, Coin, and Candle
695 The Wine and Water Trick
700 The Witches' Kettle and Magic Punch-Bowl
703 The Automatic Rising Cards
712 The Portfolio Trick
715 The Second-Sight Trick
719 The Pocket-Picking Trick
725 The Aerial Walking-Cane
733 The Egg and Rings Trick